- that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
- something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
- Law. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
- to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest: He evidenced his approval by promising his full support.
- to support by evidence: He evidenced his accusation with incriminating letters.
- in evidence, plainly visible; conspicuous: The first signs of spring are in evidence.
Origin of evidence
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Examples from the Web for evidenced
World changes, as evidenced by events like the Arab Spring, are increasingly driven by social action.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?
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Now, Bass is proudly out of the closet and having the best life ever, as evidenced by this clip.The Ice Bucket Challenge: Celebrities Promote ALS Awareness, Washboard Abs
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Kandynce remained where she was and evidenced not a twinge of self-pity.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
Getting hold of a known quantity is one thing, but—as evidenced by the results thus far—making it work is another.Is Broadway Being Destroyed by Hollywood?
March 17, 2014
With all those pain fibers, evidenced by the intensity of the discomfort, pleasure, for some, can never be far behind.Sounding Takes Off, but Injuries (Fork in the Penis!) Are Inevitable
August 20, 2013
The value of the form is evidenced by the fact that it brought the conception.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
What Thankful thought of it was evidenced by the manner in which she received the news.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
That Braddock's wagons were small is evidenced by the loads carried.Conestoga Wagons in Braddock's Campaign, 1755
Don H. Berkebile
Thrush is evidenced by fretfulness or crying on attempting to nurse.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Its commercial greatness is evidenced by its greatness of population.Up To Date Business
- ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
- a mark or sign that makes evident; indicationhis pallor was evidence of ill health
- law matter produced before a court of law in an attempt to prove or disprove a point in issue, such as the statements of witnesses, documents, material objects, etcSee also circumstantial evidence, direct evidence
- turn queen's evidence, turn king's evidence or turn state's evidence (of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him in crime
- in evidence on display; apparent; conspicuousher new ring was in evidence
- to make evident; show clearly
- to give proof of or evidence for
Word Origin and History for evidenced
c.1300, "appearance from which inferences may be drawn," from Old French evidence, from Late Latin evidentia "proof," originally "distinction, clearness," from Latin evidentem (see evident).
Meaning "ground for belief" is from late 14c., that of "obviousness" is 1660s. Legal senses are from c.1500, when it began to oust witness. As a verb, from c.1600. Related: Evidenced; evidencing.
Idioms and Phrases with evidenced
see in evidence; much in evidence.